Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
Hello, my name is Hunter Moeller. I've been working for The Southeast Iowa Union for a few months now, and we've yet to meet.
I think it's only fitting that I tell you a little about myself.
I currently live in New London with my girlfriend, Samantha, and our two dogs, Cooper and KC.
My mom's name is Connie Taylor, and my dad is Jerome Moeller. I also have a half-brother and sister named Stephanie and Nick.
When I was very young, I used to live in Mt. Pleasant. By the time I turned 5, my parents and I moved south of New London to the country. I lived there until I went to college.
Clark Elementary was where I went to elementary school. I went to middle school and high school at New London Jr/Sr High School.
I enjoyed my time in school a lot. My favorite subject was social studies.
During high school, my favorite activities involved playing sports. I played football, basketball, and baseball. I also ran track, but we won't talk about that.
I attribute my love for sports greatly to my passion for journalism and writing. I have always watched ESPN and other sports journalism. That really sparked my interest.
However, following high school, I had second thoughts and decided I wanted to be a marine biologist. I decided to go to Southeastern Community College (SCC) in Burlington to save some money before going to a university.
After graduating from SCC with an Associates's Degree, I decided that I wanted to take a year off because I wasn't sure marine biology was for me, precisely because of my knowledge in chemistry. So I took a year off.
I later found my passion for writing and journalism again, which compelled me to look into the University of Iowa.
Needless to say, the rest is history.
I attended the University of Iowa and majored in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Sports Studies. I worked at The Daily Iowan student-led newspaper as a sports writer, covering men's and women's gymnastics and women's soccer. During my time there, I learned an immense amount of information.
After college, I decided to stay around home, and I was lucky enough to have a job open for The Southeast Iowa Union. It couldn't have been a better situation.